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Fall/Winter 2000

  One of the funniest and best money making movies of the summer, Chicken Run will be receiving a game later this year. Chicken Run starring Mel Gibson was one incredibly funny movie about a flock of chickens trying to escape from the farm because they didn't want to be turned into food. Mel Gibson who lead the pack of chickens was like the 'Braveheart' character of this computer animated masterpiece, his masterminded plots of "flying the coop" brought the chickens to a whole new world. Seeing the amazing popularity of the movie, Eidos snagged the license to the movie so it can publish games based on the film and its characters. Eidos seems to be wasting no time at all bringing out a game based on the motion picture, Chicken Run is an action scheduled to be released this Winter 2000.

   The graphics are true to the movie, much how Toy Story 2 was true to the movie, Chicken Run will serve its movie title of the same grace. The chickens look very smooth, plump and you can almost imagine them in your oven spinning gracefully as they bake... sorry about that. One screenshot shows Cocky Rocky running away from Mr. Tweedy and you can't help but notice the amazing detail of the character detail and how nice and smooth everything on screen looks. The three dimensional atmosphere is remarkable, the textures are superbly compressed and look very impressive to say the least.

   Eidos has said that the game will feature all of the original voices from the movie, but I'm still wondering if Mel Gibson will lend a hand. The gameplay looks nothing but splendid, the Metal Gear Solid graced action, with the movies fly the coop theme blends in perfectly. You have missions that will have you sneaking around outsmarting the farm animals or even owner of the Tweedy farm himself. The game will feature a total of 14 levels based on locales from the movie. The gamer will have the choice of playing with Ginger and Cocky Rocky, as well riding a' top of the rodents Nick and Fletcher who will show you the world of rodent living. Chicken Run is set to be released this December, the game looks to be pretty cool, I as a critic myself think that Eidos is heading this game in the right direction.

9/11/2000 SolidSnake

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